The Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force, comprised of officers from the MCP Alcohol Initiatives Section and patrol officers from the six police districts, as well as officers from the Gaithersburg City Police Department, the Maryland National Capital Park Police (Montgomery County Division), Maryland State Police, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and the Takoma Park Police Department, have been devoting their full time and attention to detecting alcohol-related offenses this holiday season. The task force began on November 16 and will continue through January 7, 2017. Below are some of the results from week six of the Holiday Task Force.
December 21, 2016 – December 24, 2016
- 27 – Arrests for Driving Under the Influence of Alchohol and/or drugs (DUI)
- 4 – Criminal Citations issued to adults for selling alcohol to a minor in a business.
- During the past 6 weeks of the Alcohol Holiday Task Force, task force officers have arrested 204 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
It should be noted that the above arrests include only those arrests made by task force officers and do not include the additional arrests made by patrol offices in the performance of their duties. Therefore, the number of total DUI arrests made by MCP officers during this time period is higher.